Tranist- MTA suspends all subway maintenance in search of missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo – NY Daily News

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Oct. 12, 2013

MTA officials took the unprecedented step of halting overnight track maintenance and ordered at least 200 workers to instead scour the tunnels for Avonte Oquendo, a missing, 14-year-old, autistic boy.

A Metropolitan Transit Authority memo obtained by the Daily News detailed an “all-out blitz to locate Avonte. . . . Every portion of track within the subway shall be inspected without fail” beginning Thursday evening.

The dragnet will comb all 468 stations, extending to stations at City Hall, Myrtle Ave. and elsewhere.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” said Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen, who is a track worker. “It’s actually brilliant. No one knows the subway system like track workers.”

via MTA suspends all subway maintenance in search of missing autistic boy Avonte Oquendo – NY Daily News.

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